Hooniverse Motorhome Monday – Say, didn't you work here sometime ago?

Yes, this is an impromptu Motorhome Monday here on Hooniverse. Jeff Glucker (you remember him, right?) did a great review over at Autoblog on a new Airstream Avenue. This is basically an upscale Chevrolet Express converted to do camping duties, and it seems impressive for what it is.

Jeff put this review into perspective with his first paragraph:

This is the time of year when you can’t help but realize that you’ve been tucked away in an office while the desk calendar has been the only one getting a workout. It’s time to look at a map and pack a bag. For me, the open road is always calling and, when a friend is ready to join in, it means the stars have aligned for a road trip. 
Those two little words create all kinds of questions, the first of which centers upon what type of vehicle to use. Thankfully, a brief call from Airstream put my name on the keys of a 2011 Avenue slumbering in a Los Angeles parking lot.

Follow Jeff on his adventure of discovery by Airstream using this link. And make sure you leave a comment to express your feelings about this posting, or the fact that Jeff left in the first place……
Images: Autoblog

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  1. Black Steelies Avatar

    Say, that's merely aluminum colored paint!
    So all it needs is a company endorsement to be called an Airstream?

  2. Bret Avatar

    Holy shit! It's Jeff Glu… (Woops, wrong guy)
    I'd love to have the use of something like this. These GM full size vans are incredibly comfy road trip vehicles. I've put in long days of towing to and from LeMons events in one GM van in particular (Moby, official schlep-mobile of the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys) and am stunned with how comfortable it is. Having the same chassis and driving position underpin a luxo-apartment on wheels would be a great way to see the country (and go to LeMons events).

  3. tonyola Avatar

    While this looks to be a pretty nice rig, if I wanted a van-based camper at a premium price, I think I would like to have a Sprinter as a basis. Not only is it a newer platform, but it has a diesel driveline designed for heavy-duty commercial use.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Airstream also makes a Sprinter-based one. I took a look inside and it would be my choice as well, if my money was on the line.
      Better interior space and gotta love that diesel engine…

  4. dukeisduke Avatar

    Airstream used to build some motorized Airstreams (like the trailers, but self-propelled). Big bucks.